The Complutense University of Madrid (Madrid, Spain) is looking for talented and ambitious postdocs who want to apply for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF). You can find information about the 207 offers of UCM research groups willing to host fellows in the following website: UCM's Host Offers
What are the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships?
MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships intend to help postdoctoral researchers launch successful academic careers. Enjoying a MSCA fellowship at Complutense University (UCM) will allow you to gain research experience, develop research independence and maturity, improve your professional skills and make grow your international profile and network. You will also live in a dynamic, vibrant and multi-cultural European capital city with salary conditions very competitive in relation to the average cost of living in Madrid (gross salary of about € 50,000).
An attractive feature of MSCA-PF is the flexibility of the European Commission (EC) in fixing the start date of funded projects. If necessary, this date could be delayed up to 18 months after the signing of the Grant Agreement. In the current call (2021), it would mean that projects could delay until mid 2023. The fellows will be able to optimize the end date of other research contracts through this possibility.
UCM is the biggest university in Madrid and one of the leading research universities of Spain. Its modern infrastructures and international environment make it ideally suited for bright young researchers. UCM will act as host institution and provide, through its European Liaison Office, support to applicants throughout the proposal preparation process:
- A complete "Step by Step" guide with all the necessary resources (e.g. Institutional information, videos and guides on “How to Write a Successful Application to the MSCA Program”, etc.) to achieve a competitive proposal.
- Support in the application process (e.g. submitting, drafting, etc.) and in-depth review of the proposal by experienced advisors.
- Liaison between the applicants and other services of the UCM (e.g. Technology Transfer Office, Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit, Entrepreneurship service, etc.).
- Advice about career development issues, in particular, about those related to the existing opportunities to get funding beyond the MSCA-PF Project
Furthermore, the European Liaison Office acting as a Local Contact Point of the EURAXESS network will assist the funded candidates on any issue related to her/his mobility.
Are you interested in applying for MSCA-PF?
We are looking for ambitious, creative and scientifically curious early career researchers who meet the MSCA-PF eligibility criteria. You must have a strong track record commensurate to your research experience, a clear idea of what you will achieve during your fellowship and a reflexive understanding of your career development needs.
If you are ready to take the next step in your research career, look into our University's host offers and find the one that best suits yours interests. Once you have it, you should contact the corresponding Scientific Supervisor directly. Some offers are looking for a specific profile or ask for particular documents – please take notice of this!
After a Supervisor agrees to endorse you as a candidate, you can start the preparation of a project proposal.